too much acrylic yarn

The Daily Post Theme: Yarn I can’t exactly pass up the Daily Post Theme about YARN, now can I? I have been pretty busy with a few knitting projects.  I have finished the Pirate Cove Shawl and I’m pretty pleased with it overall.  I have not taken a full photo of the finished project yet, but I will soon.  Here is a snip-it of the shawl in my lap while I sat in my Biergarten to knit one warm evening. And if we zoom out a bit, you can see that I’m watching carefully over my tiny sweet baby while … Continue reading too much acrylic yarn

pirate’s cove shawl

The Daily Post Theme:  Unravel I’ve been working on a new knitting project and so far I have mixed feelings of my progress.  I found a free shawl pattern on Ravelry: Pirate’s Cove by Hilary Latimer and thought it looked easy enough for a beginner.  The shawl is entirely garter stitch with one section of a lace-type stitch.  All very simple and easy to follow.  There is color work which makes it interesting to hold but fun to see it all come alive as you knit.  It’s surely a challenge to keep all of the balls from tangling. I’ve made a … Continue reading pirate’s cove shawl

a new milestone

Daily Post Theme: Rhythmic My little sweetpea has successfully slept through the night the last five nights in a row.  It started last week when I finally decided that it was time to give her a chance to fall asleep on her own, without my help.  Instead of rocking her to sleep, I laid her in the crib awake.  Each night it takes her less time to settle on her own and drift to sleep.  She fusses for a few minutes only and then there is a soft sleeping silence. I already miss holding and rocking her to sleep though.  The soothing … Continue reading a new milestone

Plan B

Daily Post Theme: Heard It started as a tiny whimper, then a gasp, and finally a loud grunt.  The baby monitor vibrated on my nightstand as she heaved a perturbed cry.  I heard a thump and another cry.  In the dark, I reach for the monitor and pressed the video button without looking.  A blast of white light hit my eyelids and I gently peaked through tiny slits to see her standing in her crib, attached like a barnacle to the railing.  Standing, oh heavens why is she standing?  A quick glance at the clock tells me that 2:45 am … Continue reading Plan B

the magic of a good home

A few days ago, I walked by this little note, “Free to a good home! (Smiley-face)”.  The note and book were left outside of the copier room where I work.  Logically, a good place to stash unwanted items, since the copier room is a pretty central location with a fair amount of foot traffic.  Surely, someone would give it a good home as soon as possible.  It sat untouched for several days. I admit, I passed the poor little book for three days and looked at it every time I passed it by.  By the third day, I decided that … Continue reading the magic of a good home

the album

Daily Post Theme:  Ten When I was a pre-teen I went through a little grunge rock phase, but didn’t everybody?  Thanks to MTV, I discovered the sounds of new bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Temple of the Dog, Toadies, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.  My favorite was Pearl Jam.  I used to listen to the album Ten on my walkman at night when I was supposed to be sleeping.  I would rewind and play the anthem songs of my youth over and over. His voice is still ingrained in my mind.  Ripped jeans and flannel shirts were my security … Continue reading the album